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June 27: Michael Mayer-Kielmann

Defiled Tradesmen, Troopers,
Quacks & Executioners:
Dishonorable occupations
at the Edge of Society
 
presented by
Michael Mayer-Kielmann
Michael Mayer-Kielmann


2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference

 
This conference is being brought to you by the
 
 
Click here to access the conference registration page.
 
SGGS currently has more than 40 members registered to attend this first-ever international conference hosted by IGGP. As a Gold Sponsor, we will host a special reception at the Conference Hotel on Friday, July 28th starting at 5 pm. Make sure to put that on your calendar now!


What's New?

  • SGGS Online Store is again available! – You are again able to purchase the laminated guide, German Card and Der Blumenbaum back issues online.
  • GIACR Volume 20 Now Available! – Covers the second half of Missouri not including the city and county of St. Louis. For more information, scroll down this page to the GIACR article or go to page 118 of the January 2017 Der Blumenbaum.
  • New SGGS Organization Structure  – Click here to display SGGS' new organizational structure. It started with a bylaws change at the June 2016 annual membershp meetings with the detailed implementation plannng taking place at the Nov. 15 Strategic Planning Committee meeting. Click here to display that page.
  • Digitized Pedigree Charts Index being improved  – New pedigree charts editor Marilyn Simleness is improving the index, making it more complete and easiler to use.
  • Study Group Changes Made Permanent  – For the past couple of months the study group has been meeting in the large downstairs MacMurdo Hall instead of in the upstairs classroom. This has just been made permanent with one change. The meeting will start at 11 am instead of 10:30. For more information see the "Study Group" page located under the Home menu.
  • GIACR Volumes  – Available at the Sacramento FamilySearch Library thanks to SGGS. These volumes are a new resource for finding your German ancestors in American church records. For details, scroll down to the GIACR Project article below.
  • German Cards  – German Cards are again being sold online by SGGS. Go to our Online Store page.


GIACR Project

 
"This series is one of the most important, most professional, immigrant identification databases published in the last 100 years."
Publisher Lewis Bunker Rohrbach
Since 2005, Dr. Roger Minert and his group at Brigham Young University have been transcribing, indexing and publishing German-American church records in a series of volumes called German Immigrants in American Church Records [GIACR]. A current list is presented below
 
This table will be updated as new volumes become available.
On the shelf
at the Sacramento
FamilySearch Library
Available for purchase
and soon to be provided by
SGGS to the Sacramento
FamilySearch Library
Future Volumes
Vol. 1: Indiana
Vol. 2: Wisconsin Northwest
Vol. 3: Wisconsin Northeast
Vol. 4: Wisconsin Southwest
Vol. 5: Wisconsin Southeast
Vol. 6: Nebraska
Vol. 7: Iowa West
Vol. 8: Iowa Northeast
Vol. 9: Iowa Southeast
Vol. 10: Illinois North
Vol. 11: Illinois, Cook County
              and Chicago
Vol. 12: Illinois Central
Vol. 13: Illinois South
Vol. 14: Illinois St. Clair 
             County
Vol. 15: Michigan, excluding
              Detroit
Vol. 16: Detroit, Part I
Vol. 17: Detroit, Part II
Vol. 18: Minnesota, North &
             South Dakota
Vol. 19: Missouri (excluding St. Louis city & county)
Received by SGGS on 2 Feb 2017 and will soon be provded to the FamilySearch Library on Eastern Ave.
 
Vol. 20: Missouri (excluding St. Louis city & county)
Expected late Summer 2017:
 
Vol. 21 & 22: St. Louis City & County
 
This project has been funded by Brigham Young University and some private donors. Unfortunately, said funding has lapsed beginning 2016. So last year SGGS provided a donation to help sustain their 2016 operation and appealed to readers of Der Blumenbaum to do the same. Click here to view a thank-you from the project staff. As volumes became available, SGGS has been purchasing one of each for the Sacramento FamilySearch Library (on Eastern Ave).
 
For SGGS members, more information can be found on page 11 of your July 2015 issue of Der Blumenbaum. But the donation instructions in that article turned out to be incorrect. If you would like to make a personal donation to this project, mail a check payable to "Religious Education BYU" to the following address. Be sure to also mention you're donating to the GIARC project.
Prof. Roger P. Minert
270K JSB BYU
Provo, UT 84602-5669
 
Some GIACR volumes are sold by SGGS at its meetings. Online sources follow.
 
Click here for a list posted on GRT Publications.
 
Click here for Family Roots Publishing (expected to be the new supplier).
 
posted Oct 2016, rev 9 May 2017 rh


Interested in Helping SGGS?

Click here to visit the volunteer opportunities page.
 
Click here to visit the organizational structure page.


The current ‚ÄčDer Blumenbaum issue is Volume 34, Number 4 (Apr/May/Jun 2017).
 
 
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table of contents.
 
 


Upcoming Events
Jun 27
Defiled Tradesmen, Troopers, Quacks & Executioners: Dishonorable occupations at the edge of society
Speaker: Michael Mayer-Kielmann, SGGS German family research consultant and translator.
Jul 28
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference
An all-star lineup of speakers, including well-known international figures, is slated for the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference. Registration for the conference opened in January 2017 and early registration discounts will end on March 31st.
Aug 15
Maria-Himmelfahrt
[Saarland, parts of Bayern] The holiday is based on the “Assumption of the Virgin Mary” into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.